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Analysis of free space optics link availability with real data measurement in tropical weather

Ahmad Zabidi, Suriza and Islam, Md. Rafiqul and Wajdi, Al Khateeb (2015) Analysis of free space optics link availability with real data measurement in tropical weather. In: 5th International Conference on Computer and Communication Engineering (ICCCE 2014), 23th - 25th September 2014, Sunway Putra Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

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Free Space Optical communications (FSO) have attracted a lot of attention for a variety of applications in telecommunications field. The unlicensed, higher speed, broader and unlimited bandwidth, low cost solutions, and shortest deployment period are some of the drives to deploy FSO. However, weather attenuation has a big impact on the transmission line of FSO. In temperate region a thorough studies are available on the link availability due to weather effect. In tropical region however most FSO links install especially in Malaysia are as a backup system. There is no analysis on the FSO link availability under tropical weather condition. Therefore, the objective of this paper is to provide an analysis on the FSO link availability with real data measured in tropical weather condition. Based on one year measurement of rain attenuation and rain intensity, link availability of 99.99% can be achieved for a link distance of 1.25km and fade margin of 25dB. The outcome of this research is expected to give a foundation for the design and development of a long range FSO link under tropical weather condition.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Invited Papers)
Additional Information: 2435/39169 (ISBN: 978-147997635-5, DOI: 10.1109/ICCCE.2014.64) Full Text(opens in a new window)|View at Publisher| Export | Download | Add to List | More... Published in Proceedings - 5th International Conference on Computer and Communication Engineering: Emerging Technologies via Comp-Unication Convergence, ICCCE 2014
Uncontrolled Keywords: Free Space Optics, FSO, Optical Wireless, Availability, Link availability, Fade margin, Real time data
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK5101 Telecommunication. Including telegraphy, radio, radar, television
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Md. Rafiqul Islam
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2014 09:17
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2017 20:18
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/39169

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